Earth is filled with sound. Can the symphony of sound surrounding us in each and every moment teach us something about who and what we are? To find out, try this guided meditation of outdoor discovery.
Find a comfortable place to be outside. Sit with a stable and upright posture. Close your eyes. Calm your body. Bring your awareness to the sensation of your breathing.
Breathing in, I smile to my in-breath
Breathing out, I smile to my out-breath
Out, smile [Continue for ten breaths].
Breathing in, I listen to the sounds of earth, here and now
Breathing out, I hear the sound of my earth body
In, listen to earth
Out, hear my earth-body [Ten breaths].
Breathing in, I notice earth’s non-human sounds
Breathing out, I notice earth’s human sounds
In, non-human sounds
Out, human sounds [Ten breaths].
Breathing in, I witness earth waking up
Breathing out, I welcome all earth’s sounds without judgment
Out, welcome [Ten breaths].
Breathing in, I observe my thoughts and judgments about what I hear
Breathing out, I release thoughts and judgments
In, thoughts and judgments
Out, release [Ten breaths].
Breathing in, I look deeply into the origin of each sound
Breathing out, I see each sound is made of earth
In, look deeply
Out, earthly origin [Ten breaths].
Breathing in, I become earth’s sounds
Breathing out, earth’s sounds become me
In, becoming sound
Out, sound becoming me [Ten breaths].
Breathing in, earth’s music is teaching
Breathing out, earth’s music is nourishing
Out, nourishing [Ten breaths].